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  • Female scientists share their experiences in online discussion

    Female scientists share their experiences in online discussion

    ELLSWORTH — “Science,” writes geobiologist Hope Jahren in her memoir, “Lab Girl,” “has taught me that everything is more complicated than we first assume, and that being able to derive happiness from discovery is a recipe for a beautiful life.” The joys of science and deriving happiness from discovery was also part of a discussion

  • Hospitals erect new testing facilities

    Hospitals erect new testing facilities

    ELLSWORTH — Hospitals in Ellsworth and Blue Hill are readying their facilities as winter approaches with no sign of the coronavirus pandemic being vanquished. Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital and Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital now have temporary wooden structures designed for drive-through testing, affording greater protection from the outdoor elements over the pop-up tents

  • Political signs vandalized

    Political signs vandalized

    ELLSWORTH — With less than a month to go until the presidential election, campaign sign wars, so to speak, are in full swing. Joasha Dundas of Franklin has placed around Ellsworth three custom-designed signs in support of her presidential candidate, Joe Biden. Two of the three signs were stolen and one sign was vandalized —

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Oct. 15

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Oct. 15

    GOULDSBORO — Roving deer recently were involved in multiple accidents around town. None of the drivers was injured. On Oct. 8, Kittridge Rivers, 47, of Winter Harbor hit a deer with his 2011 GMC Sierra on the South Gouldsboro Road. The vehicle’s damage appeared to be non-reportable and the deer was put down at the

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Oct. 15

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Oct. 15

    WINTER HARBOR — Police received a complaint Sept. 17 regarding a potential scam. A Winter Harbor resident claimed he was possibly being scammed by a potential buyer for an item he was selling on Craigslist. Chief Danny Mitchell advised the individual to not have any more contact with the potential scammer and to look for

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Oct. 15

    Maine State Police Log Week of Oct. 15

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police charged a Mariaville man with impaired driving after investigating a crash in Township 10 on Oct. 4. Trooper Dana Austin summoned Joshua Greenlaw, 31, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Sgt. Jason Sattler and Trooper Gavin Endre assisted. Arrest Trooper

  • Hancock County Jail log Oct. 5-8

    Hancock County Jail log Oct. 5-8

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Oct. 5 and 8: Robert J. Ebert Jr., 42, Sedgwick, nine months and one day for three counts unlawful sexual touching. Scott E. Lymburner, 60, Brooksville, probation violation. Jacob D. Russell,35, Tremont, 20 days for violating conditions of release, unlawful drug possession, theft

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Oct. 15

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Oct. 15

    ELLSWORTH — Police have fielded a handful of reports detailing suspicious behavior. Police responded to Main Street on Oct. 7 for a report of a suspicious vehicle but nothing suspicious was found. Police are investigating a report of a suspicious man at a local business on Oct. 7 Police received a call about a suspicious

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Oct. 15

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Oct. 15

    BUCKSPORT — Police arrested two Route 46 residents Oct. 6 after investigating a report of domestic violence. Police arrested Kayla White, 20, of Bucksport on a charge of domestic violence assault. Deputy Police Chief David Winchester said officers later went back to the residence and arrested Sean McGinn, 21, also of Bucksport, on a charge